Genetics of High Altitude Life

Almost every biological anthropology text-book I've ever looked at has described the adaptations of human populations to the environments they occupy. Examples they give are the short stalky Inuit adapted to conserving heat in cold environments, the long lanky East African nomads adapted to far distant travels, and the barrel chested Peruvian and Tibetans living... Continue Reading →

Debunking Lee Berger’s Palaun Dwarf Population

Lee Berger's got a big problem. Rex Dalton was on his case earlier this year about Berger's political and cultural approach to his Palaun study. And now Scott Fitzpatrick, one of the most vocal critics of Berger's dwarves from Palau, has a new paper out in the open access journal PLoS One, where he sinks... Continue Reading →

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